So you spend loads of money to get agile. You hire a coach or two, you keep changing methodologies and practices. Hopefully it is not done just to get things to "feel better". Introducing the concept of Agility Path, a framework to manage change in the company.
Organizations are adopting Agile through a combination of bottom-up
adoption and top-down change. But the reality of Agile adoption has
diverged from the original ideas described in the Agile Manifesto, with
many adoptions resembling what Forrester labels water-Scrum-fall. This
model is not necessarily bad, but if application development
professionals do not carefully consider and make the right decisions
about where the lines fall between water-Scrum and Scrum-fall, they
are unlikely to realize Agile’s benefits.
Water-Scrum-Fall Is The Reality Of Agile For Most Organizations Today, Forrester, 7/2011
however agility is
not confined to
the IT department.
look at the entire
support or hamper
this is a complex
We saw that everything was falling down
and we fixed it.
Ecce Homo (XIX century), Borja, Spain
Ecce Mono (XXI century), Borja, Spain
Without knowledge, action is useless and
knowledge without action is futile.
Advisor, friend and father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (573–634)
I wish I could turn back clock.
(amateur art restorer)
to Transform the
teams use an
agility is earned
Agility Path. http://www.scrum.org/agility-path
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